ori·​ent·​ed | \ ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd How to pronounce oriented (audio) \

Definition of oriented

: intellectually, emotionally, or functionally directed humanistically oriented scholars market-oriented production an ecologically oriented approach is goal oriented

Examples of oriented in a Sentence

The audience was academically oriented.
Recent Examples on the Web Small Business Saturday felt more oriented toward brick-and-mortar businesses. Cassie Abel, Outside Online, 3 Nov. 2021 These chips will be much faster and more oriented toward heavy-duty workflows than the M2 that shipped over the past couple of months in the 2022 refreshes of the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 18 July 2022 One beneficial result is that oriented perfs can lower frac pumping pressure. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Some are more oriented toward improving the optics of the business prior to sale. David W. Mccombie Iii, Forbes, 16 May 2022 Trevion Williams' final half as a Purdue Boilermaker exemplifies his unique talents while exposing the flaws in Matt Painter's post-oriented offense. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Mar. 2022 Make sure the camera is steady and oriented horizontally. Performer(s) should be shown clearly in the center of the shot. Marc Bona, cleveland, 22 Feb. 2022 Toward the center of town, enforcement became more oriented toward traffic safety issues such as speeding and reckless driving. Tom Condon, courant.com, 31 Jan. 2022 Twitter might be viewing Agrawal in the mode of Sundar Pichai of Google: a technically oriented, low key leader who can guide producers and engineering while pleasing Wall Street. Steven Levy, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of oriented

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Oriented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oriented. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition of oriented

: having psychological orientation the patient was alert and oriented


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